Magpie accepts ban for AFLW groin kick

Collingwood's Sarah D'Arcy has accepted a two-match ban for kicking an AFLW opponent in the groin.

The Pies forward's ugly conduct against Carlton's Sarah Hosking was the first test of the new disciplinary process headed by AFL match review officer Michael Christian.

Meanwhile, Western Bulldogs star Katie Brennan accepted a reprimand for rough conduct during her best-on-ground performance against Fremantle on Sunday.

She risked a three-game suspension had she taken her case to the tribunal and been unsuccessful.

Christian said D'Arcy would have escaped with one match under the old system's penalty matrix but the kick could have caused a more serious injury.

D'Arcy's actions sparked debate about how long a male AFL player would have been suspended for committing a similar act.

But AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan is comfortable with the penalty.

"That felt right to me," he said.

"The MRP (match review) is almost the most subjective part of our business but when I was advised of that yesterday, it didn't feel incongruous to me."